Holland America Line has confirmed plans to return its entire fleet to operation by late next spring.
Noordam will restart with a March 14th cruise in Japan; Oosterdam will begin cruising May 1st in the Mediterranean, and Westerdam will return to service May 8th in Alaska.
The ships will join Eurodam, Koningsdam, Nieuw Amsterdam, Nieuw Statendam, Rotterdam and Zuiderdam, which have returned to service or are slated to restart cruising by December.
Volendam and Zaandam will return in May.
“We have been working intensely to get all of our ships back into service, and to have final restart dates that will complete the fleet is rewarding for everyone who has put their all into making this happen,” said Gus Antorcha, president of Holland America Line.
“Our progressive rollout plan allows us to be back in full service over the next several months, and we look forward to welcoming guests on all 11 ships cruising in different regions around the world.”
Holland America Line is working with Japanese authorities to begin cruising for Noordam next spring in Japan with four sailings scheduled.
When Noordam sets sail in March, the ship plans to offer three 14-day cruises that deeply explore Japan.
Sailing roundtrip from Yokohama (Tokyo), Japan, the…